Tuesday 21 September 2021

The Cat Who Wears His Heart On His Butt

Meet Smooch, the fabulous feline who wears his heart on his butt.

Smooch was a feral cat who was rescued by Cathrine Garnell, from Nottinghamshire, in the UK. He, his mother and five siblings were feral cats living under a shed in her mother's garden.

Cathrine soon transformed the shed into a house for the cats.
 She said, 'After I began to feed them, I was slowly able to gain their trust over time. This enabled me to move them into the shed, where I made them all little cat houses complete with comfy beds, to try and provide them with the best possible cat life.

‘Once they were all old enough, I was able to take them to our local veterinary clinic and have them all neutered.’

But when Smooch was 18 months old he was in a car accident which resulted in him losing his back leg.

‘After his surgery, I took him back to my mum’s house for a few weeks where we kept him inside,' said Cathrine. ‘I knew once he was fully healed and able to roam free, there was a strong likelihood he would try and cross the busy main road again. I feared next time he may not be so fortunate.’

So Cathrine took Smooch to live with her and her five former shelter cats: Amber, Parsley, Fudge, Pandora and Melvyn.

Smooch is one cat that's fallen on his (three) feet!

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If you are a cat lover - especially a lover of the grumpier members of the species, this is the book for you. Written by Toffee who, despite her name, is the least sweet cat you can imagine. The world according to Toffee exists to serve her and woe betide anyone who forgets it. Search Not So Sweet Toffee under books on Amazon.

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